How do move large number of files ?

andrew clarke mail at
Tue Apr 13 19:29:45 UTC 2010

On Tue 2010-04-13 14:09:29 UTC-0500, MirJafar Ali (mirjafarali at wrote:

>    Hello,
>    I have very huge number of files in one directory that I wish to move to
>    some other folder and
>    the standard* "mv" just screames
>    crash-06:~/DataSet$ mv file** SFiles
>    bash: /bin/mv: Argument list too long
>    Can someone suggest what is may be a good solution.* of course picking one
>    by one is ruled out.
>    Mir has a few different
solutions to this problem.

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